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Poster: mcglone Date: Feb 7, 2008 4:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nice Brokedown Palace

6/21/80 (encore) is quite lovely.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 7, 2008 5:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nice Brokedown Palace

Ian - good to see you around.

One of my most enduring concert going memories is the Brokedown Palace the Dead performed as an encore at the end of a four-night run at the Rainbow Theatre in London in 1981.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-03-24.aud.weiskircher-vernon.10308.sbeok.shnf

I thought then, and I think now, that it was just the perfect way to bring the residency to a close. It was one of these moments, and I know I'm not alone in feeling this, when the band seem to be playing just for you. It was like a benediction. I listened to it again just now before posting this and its power to move me is still strong - Garcia's mis-start just makes it more special. Truly magical.